Based in Stamford, CT, SMART Pediatrics utilizes sensory and reflex integration techniques to help children maximize brain potential through movement and play.
Jane Erbe started this practice in 2016 to provide high quality sensory integration pediatric occupational therapy to families throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, NY.
The goal of therapy is to build permanent neuro-connections that help children process sensory input from the environment. This helps them develop more functional and appropriate ways of reacting to the world around them. A child with a functioning sensory system is better able to focus in school and is less likely to have disruptive or destructive behaviors.
We focus on the whole child, taking into consideration sleep, nutrition and the social dynamics within the family. Understanding all these elements makes such a difference in our ability to help your child be the best he/she can be.
Occupational therapy works to improve your child’s “occupation,” which at his/her age is their role as son or daughter, student and friend.
OT improves your child’s ability to be successful in many ways:
Increased engagement and performance in school
Appropriate and independent social and play skills
Improved daily routines at home (i.e. sitting for a meal, getting ready for bed, getting dressed).
We provide individualized, one-on-one therapy in a playful environment. Each session is specifically designed to address your child’s individual struggles. But we don't forget about the fun. We use your child's unique strengths, so they feel successful and motivated to engage and improve.
Parent involvement is a vital part of therapy, with daily updates and weekly activities provided. As a parent, understanding your child’s sensory processing skills and struggles is as important as your child’s direct therapy.